In the fourth video shot in the hills of Trempealeau County Wisconsin the students of Independence High School demonstrate the third exercise of the day: “BEING”; an exercise I like to call meditation on your feet because it bridges the gap from finding being or presence and sharing it outward into the world.
The photos were lifted from the video in the moment of “BEING” in the video and then planted in the landscape of hills where the City of Independence rests in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, U.S.A., North America, Earth…
MEET YOUR PLAYFUL SELF
Ever wonder about commuincation? What happens when people are not listening – one to the other?
Something like the South Park video below…
|Listening is the subject of the third video in the series Meet Your Playful Self Workshop and how to acquire a yardstick for “listening”.
Pronunciation: ?v?l-n(?-)r?-b?l, ?v?l-n?r-b?l
Etymology: Late Latin vulnerabilis, from Latin vulnerare to wound, from vulner-, vulnus wound; probably akin to Latin vellere to pluck, Greek oul? wound
from Merriam Webster online dictionary
1 : capable of being physically or emotionally wounded
2 : open to attack or damage : assailable
3 : liable to increased penalties but entitled to increased bonuses after winning a game in contract bridge.
||This overlay of two presidents speaking in public is a spring board to suggest how vulnerability attracts us at listeners, warms our heart, and allows us to smile and laugh more easily
Regardless of politics, red/blue, black/white – which of the two presidents is a more vulnerable human being?
Which one would be “more easily wounded”? – “open to attack”?
What does this have to do with improvisation, comedy, or how we present who we are to others?
The videos below feature to very funny people who carry a real vulnerability in every nuance, each move, and by their very presence.
|Christopher Crosby “Chris” Farley (February 15, 1964 – December 18, 1997)
Mitchell Lee “Mitch” Hedberg (February 24, 1968 – March 29, 2005)
Do you see it? Suggest other comedians you find vulnerable and I will try to include them in future posts about Comedy and Vulnerability.
Meet Your Playful Self